by Jennifer Tazzioli
In the early 30s, Eileen Gray spent some holidays with both famous architect Le Corbusier and her official lover, the Romanian critic, Jean Badovici in the E-1027 Villa. We may have some information, dates and data, what we like most about this story is the ménage à trois fantasy the pictures bring up. Three friends, three iconic designers, a beautiful villa, a gorgeous view, the deep blue sea and guess what, hot sex. Neither Le Corbusier nor Gray are usually known for being epicurean or hedonistic but suddenly they are. Outrageously. Austere tomboy Gray turns out to be some multisexual partner sipping wine in front of a provocative mural.